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Long Night Moon by Cynthia Rylant

Long Night Moon

by Cynthia Rylant

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This paean to the twelve moons of "Native American tradition" is brimming with emotion and life. To be truly appreciated the book should be read through slowly. The words and charcoal images compliment one another beautifully.

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  Angelina-Justice | Feb 3, 2014 |
This book was neat. This is a native American story. Long Night Moon talks about all of the different names and scenarios for the moon as the entire year goes by from Jan -Dec.. Each culture has a different tradition. Each months has a native american moon name. The Chinese name their months after Animals. If you have not read "No Year of the Cat" you should read it.
With out knowing any native american background, This book might be slightly confusing. my family is from the Blackfoot Indian tribe. My son has been taught the story of the sun and the moon. This is a great addition to the Moon history we have already learned. ( )
  anita.curry | Oct 23, 2013 |
Long Night Moon is a story that tell the different names for the full moon as the months pass. Each month has its own special name for the full moon as named by the Native Americans. Each name is based on the characteristics of the moon and the month it is in. The namesake moon, Long Night Moon, is in December. It is named because it is the longest full moon of the year and takes place during the longest night. This book is a great book to feature in a moon unit. ( )
  mdgilmor | Nov 23, 2012 |
The illustrations make me fell that I am outside in the dark. Great book about Native Americans and the names they gave the moon for each month. I would read this book to a Science or Social Studies class. To talk about moons or the Native Americans. ( )
  emleonard | Feb 7, 2012 |
Native Americans gave a name to the moon for each month. This book gives explanation of each name in poetic prose accompanied by beautiful illustrations that are whimsical and captivating. ( )
  MelAKnee | Nov 22, 2011 |
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Rather, Rylant, whose ethnicity we might safely assume is not Native American, assigns her own imaginative names and behaviors to twelve of the full moons in a year...
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Have you ever stopped to consider what might be revealed in one spot over one year by twelve unique and exquisite full moons?

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Text and illustrations depict the varied seasonal full moons that change and assume personalities of their own throughout the year.

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